Shah Rukh presence adds gloss to KKR glory

So what if the home side--Gujarat Lions--suffered a defeat, the packed stands at the venue chanted slogans for the Bollywood superstar, everytime they could find him on the special screen.

Shah Rukh Khan watches Kolkata Knight Riders play at Rajkot, along with his son AbRam on Friday.   -  Twitter

He came, he saw and he conquered.

As Shah Rukh Khan waved at the fans at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Friday, the crowd went berserk. So what if the home side--Gujarat Lions--suffered a defeat, the packed stands at the venue chanted slogans for the Bollywood superstar, everytime they could find him on the special screen. Drapping a army shirt, a white tee and a cowboy cap, Shah Rukh cheered for his side, Kolkata Knight Riders, from the stands along with his son AbRam.

Sportstar was first to report about Shah Rukh’s presence in the season opener. And ever since, the social media was abuzz with his fans wanting to meet their superstar up, close and personal. With a high-profile celebrity in attendance, even the security was beefed up at the stadium.

With the principal owner attending the game, even the Knights got off to a perfect start, with Chris Lynn and skipper Gautam Gambhir winning it quite comfortably.